Duke helps to hand over cheque

Duke Harry, the 12th Duke of Grafton is handing pover a cheque for �14,892 which was raised at this yewar's Euston Rural Pastimes to Sue Long from St Nic's''From left;
Duke Harry, the 12th Duke of Grafton is handing pover a cheque for �14,892 which was raised at this yewar's Euston Rural Pastimes to Sue Long from St Nic's''From left;
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THE 12th Duke of Grafton joined the organisers of a rural show to donate nearly £15,000 to St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Duke Harry and members of the Euston Rural Pastimes committee presented hospice community fund-raiser Sue Long with £14,982.

The money was raised from the Euston Park event in June, which features displays, demonstrations, parades and music.

Since its launch 20 years ago, the show has raised £372,000 for various causes.

Mrs Long said: “I’m so grateful to the Euston Rural Pastimes team for all they have done and continue to do for the hospice.”

Duke Harry, 33, who became the 12th Duke of Grafton in April following his grandfather’s death and was involved with the show for the first time this year, said: “It is always a great event and this year was no different. I hope the event will continue for many years because it is something which unites the community and brings families together.”

The next Euston Rural Pastimes is on June 10. Dr Giles Smith, committee chairman, added: “We hope to have all the traditional attractions and also the incredible Imps motorcycle display team. We still all really enjoy putting on the day.”